United Federation of Special
Police and Security Officers, Inc.
Charles "Chip" Strebeck,
has been some time since we last updated the UFSPSO web site. Recently
we have had some inquiries regarding our union, and the information
available to visitors on the web site is either incomplete or outdated.
Going forward, we will make a better effort to keep the site current.
In the meantime, I want to take this month’s message to update
who we are. The UFSPSO has been representing private security for more
than 30 years. Currently, we are in thirteen States from the east coast
to the Midwest to the west coast and the South representing all aspects
of private security. Below are some of the market segments our Members
Government Contracts * Hospitals * Armored Cars * Ports of Entry
* Military Bases * Shipbuilding Facilities * Courts * Energy Plants
As a Union, our Prime objective is to provide our 1,300 Members
with the best representation possible … and to always be there
when you, the Member, need us. From negotiating a CBA that improves
wages and benefits to protecting your seniority, and a grievance
procedure to protect your right to “just cause“ in any disciplinary
These, of course, are the prime benefits of belonging to the
UFSPSO. Our dues collection is centralized at Union headquarters, and
all membership benefits are supported through the general fund. Of
particular importance for our Members, your dues have been the same for
more than ten years. And, unlike other unions who charge multiples of
your hourly rate which means everyone pays a different amount and when
you get an increase so does the union ours is a flat rate across the
In addition to the benefit discussed previously, we offer a
$4,000. AD&D insurance policy, and in 2018, we began to offer two
$500 College Scholarships available to all of our members. (See the
section on the scholarships for more details) The UFSPSO has three full
time employees, president , vice president and accounting/office
manager, the remainder of our staff consists of labor consultants,
business agents and shop stewards who ae the prime contacts for our
members, and are compensated for the time they actually spend
representing our members.
To summarize our goal is to represent our members to the best
of our ability and to make every effort to negotiate the best contracts
we can to ensure that you the member, can continue to receive improved
wages and benefits for you and your family.
Remember … United we Bargain Divided we Beg!
Charles “Chip” Strebeck
Briarcliff Manor, NY